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St. Petersburg


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The brightest jewel in Imperial Russia's crown. St. Petersburg was designed to dazzle.
Russia’s second largest city, St. Petersburg possesses an imperial splendor that is second-to-none. The city has changed names numerous times over the years, from Petrograd to Leningrad and now St. Petersburg, a fact that attests to its unique complexity and diversity. With a recently redeveloped waterfront and a completely revamped historical district as well as a variety of world-class restaurants and art galleries, this truly is a renaissance city. Long known for its hedonism, St. Petersburg today is a well-rounded and welcoming tourist destination, especially for those looking to do something a little different.
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Built by Peter the Great, St. Petersburg was designed to dazzle and demonstrate a resurgent Russia's westernizing reforms and westward growth. Much of the architecture here is stunning, and you don’t have to go far to find something beautiful to look at, from the Hermitage Museum to the grand Peterhof Summer Palace. St. Petersburg truly is a renaissance city. This is also a city of history and culture, with incredible museums and performance halls such as the Mariinsky Theatre and the Shostakovich Philharmonia, where you can enjoy some of the finest ballet and classical music in the world. American citizens need a visa to travel to St. Petersburg, and we can assist with all the paperwork.

Where to stay in St. Petersburg

There's a wide choice of accommodation in St. Petersburg, but choosing the best place can be hard if you don't know the city. We've hand-picked the very best options with respect to location and price levels, so you can be sure you'll be staying somewhere that's perfect for you. Once we start preparing your customized itinerary we will present our recommended options for you to select from.
Historical Boutique Hotel in St. Petersburg
Historical Boutique Hotel
A warm welcome awaits in this nobleman's mansion from 1860, now a boutique hotel just steps away from the Hermitage and Palace Square.
Central Boutique Hotel in St. Petersburg
Central Boutique Hotel
A great location in the city center and amazing views from the top floor restaurant.
Iconic Luxury Hotel in St. Petersburg
Iconic Luxury Hotel
Situated in a historical mansion built in 1851, close to all the main attractions. Both classic and contemporary rooms are available.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

You certainly won't lack of things to do in St. Petersburg. Getting the low-down on the city's three centuries of history is step one, and is best accomplished with the help of an expert local guide on a private walking and driving tour. The Hermitage Museum itself could take years, so to make things a little easier we can arrange a private guide to show you around and make sure you see the collections that are most interesting. Two palaces outside of the city itself are on most people's must-see lists. There's the Peterhof, a summer palace facing the water of Neva Bay just a few miles out of town, with impressive cascading fountains. Then there's Pushkin, where you'll find the Rococo Catherine Palace. Both can be experienced best with the help of a guide. When we send you your customized itinerary you will be able to choose additional excursions to include in your vacation package or consider adding later.
Private Russian Banya (Sauna) Experience
Private Russian Banya (Sauna) Experience
Faberge Museum Private Tour
Faberge Museum Private Tour
Pushkin Private Day Trip
Pushkin Private Day Trip
Hermitage Museum Private Tour
Hermitage Museum Private Tour
Behind the Ballet Stage Private Tour
Behind the Ballet Stage Private Tour
Dine With the Locals Private Tour
Dine With the Locals Private Tour
Peterhof Private Day Trip
Peterhof Private Day Trip

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